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She Matters to Me Initiative adopts teen pregnancy cause

While pregnancy is a significant milestone in any woman’s life, adolescent mothers are often not given the opportunity to enjoy this journey as some are ridiculed by family members, and there are others who are forced to fend for themselves and... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Ricardo ‘Mr Volunteer’ Burke: Dedicated to giving back

Ricardo ‘Mr Volunteer’ Burke, founder and managing director of the Yutes4Change Foundation, dedicates his life to helping others. Leaving his job as a contract worker for Nestlé in 2015 to completely devote his time to volunteerism, Burke operates... (Jamaica Gleaner)

VM Wealth opens new location

Victoria Mutual Wealth Management (VM Wealth) has expanded its footprint on the north coast, with the new VM Wealth location at the Ocho Rios, St Ann VMBS Branch. The location, which began operations late last year, follows the opening of the... (Jamaica Gleaner)

PM urges Jamaicans to practise proper hygiene

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is calling on Jamaicans to take greater responsibility for their personal hygiene, in light of the potential threat posed by coronavirus (COVID-19) locally. Addressing a meeting of the National Disaster Risk Management... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Riverton landfill Bailey bridge to be completed next January

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, has said the Bailey bridge to be erected at the Riverton City landfill in Kingston, at a cost of $75 million, is slated for ­completion by January 2021. McKenzie said the... (Jamaica Gleaner)

'Mi weak...' Father of missing UWI student pleads for her safe return

It’s been a painful week for Lloyd Dean, the father of missing University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona student Jasmine Dean. Jasmine, who is in her first year at the UWI, is visually impaired. She has not... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Cop injured, taximan arrested following Half-Way-Tree incident

The police are probing an incident in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew which saw a policeman being injured and the arrest of taximan. They say they are awaiting a report. Videos of the incident have surfaced where in one of the footage the policeman and... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Update: Fourth boy in viral gun video surrenders to police

The police are reporting that the fourth boy seen brandishing the firearm in a viral video today turned himself in to the Kingston East Police. According to the police, a warrant was issued on Friday, January 31 for his arrest after he absconded... (Jamaica Gleaner)

St Andrew man charged following shooting

Twenty-three-year-old Jahvon McGilvery, otherwise called ‘Bigger’, of Whitehall Avenue in St Andrew, who shot and injured another man, has been charged. McGilvery is charged with illegal possession of firearm, wounding with intent and... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Three of four males in viral gun video arrested

The police are reporting that the quick action by detectives from the Kingston Eastern Division led to the identification and arrest of three of the young men seen brandishing a firearm in a viral video. A fourth male is still being sought. The... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Development, Ashenheim Roads in St Andrew reverted to two-way

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that Development and Ashenheim Roads, located in the Three Miles area of St Andrew, have been reverted to two-way roadways. The roadways were converted to one-way in September 2018 to... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Man charged in relation to police shoot-out

Thirty-seven-year-old Prince Winter, otherwise called ‘Finga’, was arrested and charged with shooting with intent, illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition in relation to an alleged police shoot-out. The police... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Church Corner dump in St Thomas to be relocated

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says land has been identified to relocate the Church Corner dump in St Thomas, while an alternative location is being sought for the Doctors Road disposal site in... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Bartlett to meet with cruise line operators today

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is expected to meet with cruise line operators regarding the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to future bookings. “I am going to meet with the cruise lines on Friday (March 6), after which we... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Sagicor celebrates top advisers

Sagicor Insurance Brokers (SIB) hosted executives and financial advisers to a day of celebration at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston at an awards ceremony for their top advisers and support staff recently. The team received awards for excellent... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Caribbean now has its own sociological association

In an effort to contribute meaningfully to social change and development in the Caribbean through the active use of sociology, a group of sociologists yesterday launched the Caribbean Sociological Association (CASA) at the University of the West... (Jamaica Gleaner)

A phenomenal workshop: Former participant lauds Scotia Vision Achiever Programme

Dr Janice Simmonds Fisher of Biogeneration Integrated Medical Centre has said the Scotiabank Vision Achiever Programme forced a major turnaround in her approach to operating her business. Her facility, which focuses on regenerative and repair... (Jamaica Gleaner)

JN Circle Morant Bay president to focus on mentorship of young people

Thirty-six year-old Sergeant Omar Marthluck is passionate about serving others. He is naturally enthused about youth development and plans to use his new position, as president of the JN Circle in Morant Bay, St Thomas, to continue to mentor young... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Advertorial | What can I claim for?

Dear Shannon, If I have a comprehensive insurance policy and was involved in a motor car accident, what am I able to claim for? Dear Reader, An accident may impact your life on more levels than you could imagine, leaving you at a loss about how to... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Pakistan eager to trade with Jamaica - I will strongly push for a head-of-state visit – High Commissioner Khan

If Pakistan High Commissioner to Jamaica Dr Asad Khan has his way, Jamaica could shortly be on the list of countries for the next visit by President Arif Alvi or Prime Minister Imran Khan. Hours after his credentials were accepted by Jamaica’s... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Sexual boost injection hits local market - $100,000 for ‘magical’ orgasm shot

Jamaican women who find it difficult to have an orgasm, have been asking about an injection which purportedly will help them. Marketed as the 'orgasm shot', or O Shot, Dr Jan Hochtritt of Prosurgicare Services Limited said that since it was... (Jamaica Star)

My husband always smells ‘renk’

STAR, ever since I got married, my husband has some of the weirdest fetishes. Before I got the wife title, him always a 'bun' out certain things, but a few months after we got hitch, him get demanding and want mi do some things whe nuh make sense... (Jamaica Star)

Elderly man shot by cop - ... Yet to get help from Government

Cleveland Tulloch is well known in his Allman Town, central Kingston, community. He once sold refreshing jelly coconuts from his handcart in the area, as well as at sporting and entertainment events in the Corporate Area. For the past two years,... (Jamaica Star)

Father and son injured in Water Lane gun attack

Lestin Duncan, 65, and his 24-year-old son narrowly escaped death on Tuesday night after they were shot outside their home on Water Lane in downtown Kingston. According to reports, about 8 p.m., a man on a motorbike approached a group of persons... (Jamaica Star)

Churches prepared to ban handshakes as coronavirus spreads

Some churches in Jamaica are getting ready to ban the shaking of hands as a method of preventing the possible spread of the coronavirus. Dr Stevenson Samuels, pastor of the Escarpment Road New Testament told THE WEEKEND STAR that "handshakes are... (Jamaica Star)

Him lie bad - St Mary woman rubbishes story of teen who asked for help

On Thursday when one of Angella Francis' friends showed her a photograph and an article with son Malik Walker telling THE STAR that he was an orphan, she got an instant headache. The 18-year-old had told the news team that he had never knew his... (Jamaica Star)

Funeral directors concerned about high murder figures

Immediately, one assumes that funeral homes are on cloud nine when there's an increase in murders. As put by Calvin Lyn, president of the Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral Directors, 'man afi dead fi man live.' But since 2020... (Jamaica Star)

Drip ‘doctors’ - Inner-city residents certified in plumbing

Up until a week ago, Kamau Brown was unemployed and without a skill. Every now and then, she would do a little side hustle in downtown Kingston. But that wasn't enough. Brown wanted something more; she wasn't fond of what she was doing and desired... (Jamaica Star)

Lambert returns to mountaintop with ‘head high’ - Says he has put ganja on the agenda as economic driver for Clarendon

Having left his "mountaintop" where he was "minding my own business, which is the people's business," Dereck Lambert not only suffered a heavy defeat in Monday's by-election in South East Clarendon, but he lost the $15,000 he paid to be nominated... (Jamaica Star)

Handcart man gets wicked beating - Municipal cop accused of breaking fingers

A handcart operator was beaten in Falmouth, Trelawny, by a member of the municipal police, leaving him with two broken fingers. Charles Williams, who goes by the name 'Mankind', described the ordeal, which took place last Tuesday, as a wicked act... (Jamaica Star)

‘Me no have nobody’ - Poor youth dreams of becoming a chef

For years, Malik Walker grew up with his grandmother's love and care, as all he knew of his parents were stories of their death. But at age 16, he was taken to a children's home in Kingston at the request of his grandmother who feared for his... (Jamaica Star)